Mankind vs. Mother nature

Global Warming

Esmeralda Silva

What is global warming and how is it produced? What are the negative effects?

  • Global warming is the adverse climate change caused by the trapping of greenhouse gases (like carbon dioxide) in the earth's atmosphere.
  • The increase in the warming of the atmosphere has significant effects on both natural environment and human life. Some of the negative effects on the environment are: Arctic shrinkage, and worldwide sea level rise. Some of the negative effects on human life are: heat strokes, cardiovascular and respiratory problems, nausea, chest pain, and pulmonary congestion.

FACTS!

  • In order to keep the warming below the danger level, the heavy use of energy systems that remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere is required.
  • Human activities have raised the atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide to its highest level in 650,000 years.
  • Climate change could severely reduce the drinking water supplies of up to a quarter billion people.
  • High air temperatures increase the ozone concentration at ground level. The natural ozone layer in the upper atmosphere protects the earth from the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation; but at ground level, ozone becomes a harmful pollutant that damages lung tissue and aggravates asthma and other breathing diseases.

My opinion on Global Warming

There are many ways to encounter climate change, and they all begin with you. We all must take responsibility for our actions and learn how to live sustainably, for our children, our future and our world.

Works Cited

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Kerr, Richard A. “Only Immediate Action Will Keep Global Warming Below Dangerous Levels.” Global Warming. Ed. Debra A. Miller. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. Current Controversies. Rpt. From “Bleak Prospects for Avoiding Dangerous Global Warming.” ScienceMag.org. 2011. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 26 Jan. 2015.

Ravi, Thilaka. “Global Warming Will Likely Cause Serious Human Health Effects. “Global Warming. Ed. Debra A. Miller. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. Current Controversies. Rpt. From “Health Effects of Global Warming. “MedIndia.net. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 26 Jan. 2015.